Accident Report: Motorcycle And Car Collision

In September 2007 GB was riding his motorcycle traveling within the city of Lewiston, Idaho where he was working short term for his employer.  As he was stopped southbound on 21st Street in the center turn lane waiting to make turn into Taco Bell, he suddenly became aware of MG traveling northbound on 21st Street entering the turn lane.  GB frantically flashed his high-beams attempting to get GB’s attention, but was unsuccessful.  He was forced to jump off his motorcycle at the last moment prior to MG crashing into it head on.  Lewiston Police Department responded to the scene and upon investigation cited MG insured for “inattentive driving”.  Extensive damage was done to GB’s motorcycle, clearly documenting the force involved in the collision.  The insurance company ultimately declared her vehicle a “total loss”.
       
Upon each impact, GB’s body was violently jolted and tossed to the ground, bluntly striking the concrete with the right side of his body.  As a direct result of MG’s negligence, GB sustained bodily harm; a summary of his injuries and treatment are outlined below.

•    Shoulder strain/sprain (right) with in tenderness, pain, muscle spasms, imited range of motion, and acceleration of AC arthritis due to trauma
•    Acromioclavicular sprain/strain/dislocation (right)  with pain, tenderness – especially with movement
•    Hand injury (right) with pain, tenderness, swelling and limited use.  It should be noted that Mr. Bush is right hand dominant.
•    Multiple contusions and abrasions to body (right hip, leg, and knee) from impact with ground
•    Headaches
•    Sleep disturbances due to pain with resultant fatigue

Washington law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to exercise ordinary care and avoid causing a collision.  See RCW 46.61.445 and Washington Pattern Jury Instruction (WPI) 70.01.  GB did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision.  MG was negligent when he failed to be attentive while driving a vehicle, watch for traffic ahead, drive responsibly (safe speeds), and otherwise obey the rules of the road.  

GB Hired Seattle motorcycle accident attorney Chris Davis to help him seek payment for damages that have been incurred as a result of the injuries he sustained in this collision.